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Guidance Counselor salary in United States

How much does a Guidance Counselor make in the United States?

Average base salary

$53,600

The average salary for a guidance counselor is $53,600 per year in the United States. 460 salaries reported, updated at May 15, 2022.

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Top companies for Guidance Counselors in United States

  1. Springfield Public Schools, MA
    3.7star
    136 reviews6 salaries reported
    $109,310per year
  2. $86,035per year
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Highest paying cities for Guidance Counselors in United States

  1. Bronx, NY
    $70,166 per year
    12 salaries reported
  2. Miami, FL
    $59,470 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $56,726 per year
    7 salaries reported
  1. Orlando, FL
    $52,447 per year
    8 salaries reported
  2. Kissimmee, FL
    $52,088 per year
    8 salaries reported
  3. Jacksonville, FL
    $46,894 per year
    7 salaries reported
  1. Indianapolis, IN
    $45,833 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. West Palm Beach, FL
    $44,764 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. St. Louis, MO
    $43,025 per year
    7 salaries reported
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 379 ratings

52% of Guidance Counselors in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

School Counselor

5,544 job openings

Average $14.33 per hour

Licensed Professional Counselor

44,992 job openings

Average $71,314 per year

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